Here is an excerpt from the introduction:
It is full of lovely paintings of women reading and quotes about reading like this one (one of my all time favorites) by Lady Mary Wortley Montagu:THE READING WOMAN is a celebration of all women who love to read. Whether it's at the close of day or just at the close of a door. Whether it's reading aloud to friends around the fire or suspended, mind and body, in a hammock. Poems or potboilers, fact or fancy, it's the pleasure women find in reading that is presented here.
"No entertainment is so cheap as reading, nor any pleasure so lasting."
Thank you, thank you, Debby, for thinking of me when you saw this and for sending me such a lovely gift that can be appreciated in so many ways! (cross posted from Bayou Quilts)